Archiv für den Tag 9. August 2012
by ESKANDAR SADEGHI-BOROUJERDI
A tale of a fatal attraction bears a host of ideological implications.
A provocative film recently graced Iran’s cinemas, albeit for a short time, sparking controversy across the country. The hardline fundamentalist vigilante group Ansar-e Hezbollah (Helpers of the Party of God) sought to prevent Zendegi-ye Khosoosi (Private Life), directed by Mohammad Hossein Farah Bakhsh, from screening at numerous cinemas across the country after its limited release, and the film ultimately saw its license revoked. The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has been heavily criticized by conservatives and fundamentalists for licensing it to begin with. Similarly, its screening at the Fajr Film Festival and the Best Actor award Farhad Aslani won there for his performance has been widely denounced. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
by PAUL MUTTER
Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English.